UTRECHT - STN : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Nicolaïtoren
   Klaaskerk (St.Nicolaikerk)
   Nicolaaskerkhof at Nicolaasdwarsstraat
   Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
   LL: N 52.08312, E 5.12491
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*Carillonist:

   Malgosia Fiebig, stadsbeiaardier
   E: malgosiafiebig@hotmail.com

*Contact:

   Utrechtse Klokkenspel Vereniging
   E: (via Webform @
            www.klokkenspelvereniging.nl)
   - or -
   De Nicolaikerk
   Nicolaaskerkhof 9
   3512 XC Lange Niewstraat
   T: 030 2315734
   E: voorzitter@nicolaikerk.nl

*Schedule:

   Sun 1400-1500

*Remarks:

   Taylor replaced (not recast) 12 bells;
   the Hemony trebles were kept in the
   tower.  Likewise P&F replaced
   the Taylor bells, which eventually went
   to the Domtoren (see UTRECHT - D/3).

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 43 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1986, the instrument was enlarged to 41 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1957, the instrument was enlarged to 36 bells
       by Petit & Fritsen
       (13 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.)
     In 1933, the instrument was enlarged to 35 bells
       by Taylor      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
     In 1651, the instrument was begun with 23 bells
       by Hemony      
       (23 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website opens with an old painting of the tower and its surroundings.  The Cultuur & Kerkmuziek page has a small photo of the tower cupola showing the bells, which are mentioned in the text.

The Website of the Utrechtse Klokkenspel Vereniging (Utrecht Carillon Association), which supports the carillons of this city, has excellent photos, history, etc. (though several pages have no contents yet).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hemony bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the third phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the fourth phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Utrecht, including the Children's Carillon made from the recycled Taylor bells.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/02/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/10/10
*Photos:

(none available)

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